Chess Strategy: Step by Step – GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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Strategy: Step by Step - GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Strategy: Step by Step – GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Making the right strategic decisions belongs to the most difficult task on the chessboard. But how can one enhance one’s strategic understanding and methodical play?

For the present chess strategy video course, Rustam has carefully selected games from his own practice which are dominated by positional and strategic considerations, clarifying in extensive annotations which thoughts the decisions of the grandmasters are based upon.

He shows how the game plan is made already in the first moves of the opening and then – in the ideal case – purposefully continued step by step in the middlegame.

At the end of this entertaining and practically relevant chess strategy course, you will be familiar with many positional elements like e.g. open lines, strong and weak squares, pawn chains, isolated pawns, space advantage, pawn majorities, hanging pawns, etc., making you ready to use them for your own play.

GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov

About the Author:

Rustam Kasimdzhanov was born in 1979, the grandmaster from Uzbekistan has for many years been known as a very strong and imaginative player.

However, in 2004, Rustam Kasimdzhanov shocked the chess world by winning the FIDE world chess championship title. Beating a string of world-class players like Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Topalov, and Adams in the process.

The Uzbekistan grandmaster, who has helped Anand in both his World Championship matches, lives in Germany.

System Requirements:

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.

Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive, and internet access for program activation.

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